Historian and Digital Storyteller


I am a historian and digital storyteller currently working as the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at Trinity College.

I am a historian of bibliotherapy, or the use of books as medicine.

I also have experience with and am passionate about engaging the public through digital storytelling. I have experience in audio storytelling, podcasting, and working with museums and archives to produce both physical and digital exhibits.

You can visit my online exhibit on the use of books as medicine during World War that I created at the invitation of the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut.

You can also examine (and join!) a community audio storytelling project I created called Audio Shelfie that collects stories from community and digital partners about people’s relationships to reading. We share these stories on our site, and work with partners to create listening guides that can themselves help inspire further community conversations on a wide range of issues. This project represents my commitment to creating empathy through storytelling.

In my free time I love to read and seek out great audio (music, podcasts, audio archives). I document what I’m up to on my Instagram @booksandsound

You can also find me on twitter @MaryMahoney123